Los Angeles-based progressive/melodic death metal act DREAMING DEAD has set April 20th as the release date for their highly anticipated sophomore effort, Midnightmares. The follow up to 2009’s Within One, Midnightmares showcases DREAMING DEAD’s ability to meld elements of black, death, thrash and Schuldiner-inspired progressive metal into one thought-provoking and intense sonic assault. Midnightmares was recorded in part at the band’s home studio, with vocals, drums and mixing completed at North Hollywood’s Architeuthis Sound. Cover artwork for Midnightmareswas done by renowned artist Travis Smith (Opeth, King Diamond, Devin Townsend, et. al.). DREAMING DEAD are working with director Thomas Mignone and Peter Leininger (known for their work with Morbid Angel, Sepultura, Megadeth and many more) on a video for the track “Corpse Mtn.” Details on the video shoot are forthcoming.
Into the Abyss
On March 2nd, DREAMING DEAD will be performing at the Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA in support of NUNSLAUGHTER. SADISTIC INTENT, INSANITY and MUTILACION are also scheduled to perform. For more info, visit www.ironroom.com.DREAMING DEAD guitarist/vocalist Elizabeth Schall and drummer Michael Caffell recently hooked up with KNAC.com‘s Jimmy Cabbs to discuss Midnightmares and much, much more. Go here to listen to the podcast.
Quickly becoming known as one of metal’s premier guitarists, Schall was recently asked by electronic musical instrument manufacturer Roland to demonstrate their new CUBE-80XL amplifier. Check out the video at this location.
|Roland CUBE-80XL Elizabeth Schall Demo|
Elizabeth Schall: Lead vocals and lead guitars
Michael Caffell: Drums and vocals
Juan Ramirez: Bass